Ji Mi Choi

Ji Mi Choi


Metro Region: Arizona

Member Since: 2020

Ji Mi Choi is Vice President at Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise and leads the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute as founding executive director in service to schools and units across the institution and the greater community.

Previously, Ji Mi served in various fast-paced and evolving roles at New York University: early in her career at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts before new media was new media; later at the Polytechnic University (now the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU), first serving as the chief of staff to the president and vice president for strategic initiatives, then later serving as the senior director of integration, leading the merger between the two institutions; and subsequently serving as the assistant vice president for global programs planning. Ji Mi has also served at the world-renowned Earth Institute at Columbia University, ultimately chief of staff and assistant deputy director.

Ji Mi is a long-time New Yorker by way of Seoul and an avid internationalist. In the past, she has served in a leadership role for the United Nations Development Programme and various capacities for numerous start-up organizations, both not-for-profit and for-profit. Additionally, she helped take a company public in the dot-com boom days and has been involved in various political campaigns.

Ji Mi serves on the boards of the StartupAZ Foundation, the Co+Hoots Foundation, and numerous local and national advisory councils and committees for entrepreneur-supporting organizations and programs.

Ji Mi received her B.A. in English literature and communications from Marymount Manhattan College and her M.S. in strategic communications from Columbia University.